Report Wildlife Crime

report wildlife crime

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Ethical hunters, anglers and wildlife watchers provide the best information to catch criminals. Your tips and eyewitness accounts are invaluable in protecting wildlife and punishing poachers.

Do not attempt to stop a crime yourself. Be safe and be a good witness. You can call anonymously — or work with officers as a confidential informant — but the sooner you contact us, the faster we can respond, gather evidence and catch the criminals. Don't allow the actions of a few outlaws to spoil country's natural resources!

When reporting try to provide as much information as possible, such as:

  • What happened
  • Where it happened, being as specific as possible
  • Who was involved, describing persons (names if known), vehicles (license numbers are crucial), names of other witnesses
  • When did it happen (date and time are very important!)


If this is an emergency situation, call 911 or your local sheriff's office or police department.

1-844-FWS-TIPS (397-8477)